Police on Monday evening arrested five of six people whom they charged with carrying out a home-invasion robbery early Monday morning. They also petitioned a juvenile to state custody for involvement, they said.
All five of the men charged are from Durham. One, a magistrate noted, was wearing a GPS ankle bracelet because he was put on two years’ probation Dec. 1.
Police arrested the five men at a La Quinta hotel on West Park Drive in Durham, records showed. Police did not disclose details of where the juvenile, a male, was taken into custody.
Charged with first-degree burglary, armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping were:
- Howard Freeman Earl, Jr., 21, of Guess Road, who was wearing the ankle bracelet after a conviction for firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling
- Terrell Lee McLamb, 20, of East Cornwallis Road
- Devon Antonio Harris, 23, of East Geer Street
- Kevin Jamie Jenavous Malone, 21, of Leon Street
- Octavio Trayvon Noel, 18, of Lawson Street
McLamb was charged Tuesday with possession of stolen property, too.
All the men were in custody at the Wake County Detention Center on Monday night and were due to appear before a judge on Tuesday.
Magistrates set cash bail at $1 million each for Noel and Earl and at $500,000 each for McLamb, Malone and Harris.
The charges could bring each man up to 32 years in prison if convicted of all of them, town officials reported in a news statement.
Police say the home invasion took place just before 5 a.m. Monday. Officers responded to a burglary in progress at 504 Spencer Crest Road. The victims told police that six people forced their way into the home and demanded money. The burglars fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a vehicle that police later located in Durham.
No injuries were reported.